I keep getting Private Messages telling me such things as that I shouldn't be a Moderator if I don't believe in God, or anything supernatural. Mostly the messages are from children!
The way I see it,is that the job of a Moderator is to "Moderate". To watch out for "Scams", obscene language,insulting language,disobeying the Site Rules,etc.
But, a Moderator may write posts,just as any other member!
I am an Atheist, although I prefer the word Humanist. I do not believe in the supernatural; but I do believe in magic! To me, magic is as natural as breathing!
Dont let em get you all riled up Brysing. Considering the subject they are likely trolls looking for some fun. The majority of christians that I have met (generalizing here) would believe that even being on this site is a mortal sin.
I could say more on the subject but dont want to offend the community members.
Lots of people assume you're a witch therefore you believe in the divine. It's a misconception influenced by tales of witches. [I'll admit when I first learned some people who practice witchcraft were atheist it took me a bit to wrap my head around it] but being a moderator has little to do with faith. Knowledge yes [but you can know stuff and not follow it] mostly don't you need to show maturity, wisdom, and the ability to moderate? People just don't like being told they're wrong, if they can find a 'flaw' with the person who disagrees with them, they can feel somewhat validated I guess. I'd be lying if I said I've never been upset by someone on this [or any] site, but you've got to learn to shrug it off.
Anyway, sorry to hear people are doing this, hopefully it stops.
Re: Who and What I am. By: Brysing Moderator / Adept
Post # 7 Oct 04, 2015
I don't get terribly upset by these remarks.It just gets a bit frustrating getting all these messages. So I thought I would post to say what I think a Moderator is supposed to do; for the general membership.Perhaps to stop members from saying that I cannot be a Moderator because I do not believe in God! I find it more than a bit insulting!
Brysing you are a good moderator even though we do not see eye to eye i think you stand on your own perspective and follow it throughly and can keep it that way. There are so few people like that these days and personally i believe there should be more people like you on this site that can stand for what they believe in. I hope things get better for you and im sorry people are ignorant and they have to show that towards someone who deserves more respect than what most people give here.
Sorry to hear you are being bothered by such ignorance. It''s good that you posted this as a reminder of what Mods do. I have seen others posting about what Mods are expected to do. I hope yours just clears up more. Keep up the great work!
We are right behind you Brysing, I personally find it upsetting that people have messaged you. It is a very narrow minded view to take of anyone, especially a moderator who voluntarily gives up their time to help this site! Furthermore this is a site about promoting the acceptance of a persons beliefs, be them achiest or not.!